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Illegal Immigrants

Libyan coastguards rescue 62 EU-bound migrants off the coast

Libyan coast guards on Saturday rescued 62 illegal immigrants off the country's western coast, said the Libyan anti-illegal immigration department. The statement said that a coast guard's patrol rescued 62 illegal immigrants on a rubber…

At least 115 migrants drown off Libya’s coast

At least 115 migrants have gone missing and feared to have drowned and 134 others were rescued by Libyan coast guards and local fishermen after a wooden boat carrying migrants capsized off Libya. The Libyan Navy spokesman Ayoub Qassim…

UN calls for freeing migrants from Libya detention center

The heads of two refugee agencies called Thursday for refugees and illegal migrants held in Libyan centres to be freed and for countries to take them in. UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and International Organization for…

German NGO rescues 44 stranded migrants off Libya’s coast

A German rescue boat has picked up 44 people that were stranded off the Libyan coast. The rescue comes a day after the same boat handed over 65 migrants to Malta. The "Alan Kurdi" vessel operated by Sea-Eye rescued 44 migrants on…

MSF calls for immediate evacuation of migrants from Libya

Doctors Without Borders Wednesday called for urgent evacuation of refugees and migrants held in detention centers in Libya in the wake of a fresh attack killing many of them.  Prince Alfani, Libya medical coordinator of the…

Libyan coastguards intercept 22 Europe-bound migrants

Libya's coast guard said Saturday that it had intercepted nearly two dozen Europe-bound migrants off the country's Mediterranean coast.  Navy Spokesman Ayoub Qassim said a wooden boat carrying at least 22 African migrants, all men,…

Boat carrying illegal immigrants capsizes off Libyan coast

The International Organization for Migration said a boat carrying dozens of Europe-bound migrants has capsized off Libya's Mediterranean coast, as the search for survivors continues. IOM added that the boat floundered Sunday off the…

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